Should schools use prone restraint for kids?

Check out Tom Weber’s story about the potential change in the prone restraint law.

What is prone restraint?

Here’s how Weber describes it:

When prone restraint is used… the child is laid on his or her stomach with the face down or to one side. The arms and legs are held down to limit the child’s movement. We are not talking about sitting or laying on a child – that would likely be illegal in Minnesota because state law bans the use of any restraint that limits a child’s ability to breathe.

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Illustration courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Education

Stephanie Curtis